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The Ottawa Valley’s history and nature outings

Celebrate summer by getting out and about – in nature! By Katharine Fletcher Summertime and the living is easy. Finally the snow and yes, the heavy rains and flooding, are behind us, so now the Ottawa Valley awaits exploration. Where to go and what to do? Here are some best picks to get you started...
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The Ottawa Valley’s history and nature outings

Celebrate summer by getting out and about – in nature! By Katharine Fletcher Summertime and the living is easy. Finally the snow and yes, the heavy rains and flooding, are behind us, so now the Ottawa Valley awaits exploration. Where to go and what to do? Here are some best picks to get you started
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Dog trainer Derry O’Byrne

Many people find training and raising a dog a challenge. Having more than one at one time would be considered by most as an impossible responsibility. Well, how would you like to have many dogs under your care, and not only keeping them under control, but fed and happy? Recently, Mary Cook saw a young
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Top gardening trends for 2017

Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by planting the Canadian Shield Rose, the 2017 Flower of the Year. (NC) With warm weather on its way, there’s never been a better time to start planning your garden. To help you get started this season, we asked Frank Ferragine, aka Frankie Flowers, for his thoughts on top gardening trends
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Top five ways to celebrate Montreal’s birthday

By Katharine Fletcher Sure it’s Canada’s sesquicentennial – but even more amazing, Montreal is celebrating its’ 375th birthday in 2017. There’s lots to enjoy throughout the year … here are five of my top summery picks. Cirque Éloize: Circus in the ’hoods Cirque Éloize has been entertaining international audiences with their fantastically creative circus/theatre shows
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Arts & Entertainment

O is for Ottawa and O-Train! A is for Author and Artist

By Barbara Clubb Miriam Bloom is a model for active retirement.  Last year at 70, this longtime Ottawa resident, graphic artist, book designer and artist had her first painting exhibition. Now, after a career designing other people’s books and reports, she can add author to the list. She has produced her own book in collaboration
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Mary Cook's Memories of the '30s

The Stone boat

By Mary Cook Father wasn’t much of a talker. If there was a crowd around he would much rather sit and listen.  But when we were alone, like the day I learned all about the stone boat, Father would tell me stories of when he was a little boy, and how his grandparents had come
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Finance

Three questions to ask your financial advisor

(NC) This year, Canadians will receive two new annual reports with information about how well their investments performed and the fees that they pay. Investors are encouraged to read their reports and discuss them with their financial advisor. Here are some suggestions to get you started: 1. How is the performance information different from what
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Healthy Living

Living your best life

By Jayne Rooney This year, for the first time, Ontario is home to more people over 65 than children under 15. Children born today have the prospect of living a longer life than any generation before them. Every year the percentage of people in our province who are 65 or older increases slightly. June is
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Food and Nutrition

Make beans a part of your healthy diet

(NC) Beans are part of the superfood family known as pulses, which also includes chick peas, lentils and dry peas. It’s commonly known that beans are good for you — but do you know how good? Here are five reasons to include more beans in your diet. 1. Beans may fight cancer. Research by Dr.
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